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Brandy Sour
Brandy Sour: one of the first cocktails of the "sours" family to have been published as early as 1862.


For 1 person
6 cl brandy
1.5 cl squeezed lemon juice
1.5 cl simple syrup

How to make

Technique: shaker / Glass: sour or digestive / Type: short drink (9cl) / Time: 4 mn
  1. Shake the brandy, lemon juice and simple syrup with a few ice cubes.

  2. Strain into the glass.

  3. Garnish with half slices of lemon/orange and berries.


The Brandy Sour is a cocktail made of brandy, lemon juice and sugar, it first appeared in 1862 in Jerry Thomas' "Bar-tenders Guide".

Later in 1922 in his book "Cocktails: How to mix them", Robert Vermeire in turn published the recipe for the Brandy Sour and added a few drops of egg white explaining that this could improve the cocktail.

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